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Milmila Yoga Center / 100A associates

Curated by Hana Abdel
Architects : 100A associates
Area : 140 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Jae-yoon Kim
Manufacturers : American Standard, A-sang, E plus, Shinmyeong flooring, Vista, samhwa
Lead Architects : Kwang-il An, Sol-ha Park
Design Team : Dong-soo Kim, Jin-wook Jung, Jong-kyung Ryu
Clients : Sei Kim
City : Yongsan-gu
Country : South Korea

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Textual content description offered by the architects. On the finish of the hill previous via the noisy downtown of Itaewon, on a web site with an exceptionally calm environment in between the close-set residential districts, there the ‘Hill of deep stillness, 密謐阿_Milmila’ is. Positioned on a excessive hill going through Namsan and overlooking the town, it is a house ready for the coaching of yoga leaders by YOGAKULA Grasp Sei Kim who has been internet hosting the Korea Yoga Convention which is one of the best yoga occasion in Korea and the World Yoga Mala Venture. Yoga Kula, a group of thoughts, which suggests being collectively, is a group that seeks to obtain inspiration and vitality via coaching and research primarily based on the Priya Yoga philosophy. Right here, Priya means to welcome and settle for the divine vitality of an individual’s Atman that could be a individual’s nature, ego, and soul.

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Folks at this time are hungry for heat and honest contact. The important that means of yoga is looking for to go to the state of human intrinsic thoughts of peace by controlling the thoughts and restraining actions. It improves the standard of life via therapeutic life and restoring wholesome relationship by studying individuals’s vitality to assist the physique align and by communication via instinct to convey therapeutic to trendy society associated bodily, psychological, emotional issues and wounds. With a view to fulfill the important that means of yoga on this house, with a view to understand the circulate and depth of the house with the idea of ‘Meditation on Motion’, Ashtanga Yoga, the eight stage coaching technique of meditation in movement is essentially divided into moral, bodily, and psychological phases specializing in reflecting the sequence of house.

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The moral stage refers to arduous footsteps in direction of this place and it additionally refers to a stage of purification (Yama, Nyama) seeing and getting into into this place from the top of the alley. The straight form of steel block seen between steep slopes and unordered buildings leads a protracted foot site visitors with the ‘I’ form wall. This steel block connects from the surface to the within making the city panorama disaapear as you stroll move, and leads you to enter the house peacefully with the depth of the contours of sunshine and shadow. This results in the doorway of the inside house, and it’s significant in that the inside and the outside are transmitted and mirrored to one another with no boundaries between them by homogenizing them.

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The house on the bodily stage is the stage of controlling the senses (Asana, Pranayama, Pratayahara). This house displays the bodily properties of a tree that has been fastidiously trimmed to deal with the unity and communion of the self, and expresses its vitality with stones to offer a centripetal function wherein an object exists. Comfortable parts, heavy objects, and the flexibleness of the boundary the place nature interacts aid you expertise the flexibleness of the physique and the openness of feelings.

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Lastly, the house of the psychological stage is the house of samadhi, that’s, the house of serenity that doesn’t have its personal nature however shines solely as an object. This idea is mirrored within the house for bathtub and meditation, and it emphasizes the ability and environment of an empty house, homogenizes nature and objects, and turns into a lyrical house the place the boundary between consciousness and unconsciousness creates an intersection of thought.